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Jane Livingstone Senior Associate T:01332 497601 M:07469 851454

Jane advises on all aspects of family law. She has particular expertise in guiding couples through the divorce process, and in dealing with financial settlements on relationship breakdown for married and unmarried couples. Jane regularly negotiates settlements involving substantial or complex assets such as business interests, pensions, property, investment portfolios, trusts and farming assets.

Jane draws up pre-nuptial, post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements for the protection of wealth, often concerning assets owned prior to marriage, business interests, personal injury settlements and inherited assets.

Ensuring that children’s interests are prioritised, Jane also helps families to reach agreement regarding arrangements for children on separation, advising both parents and grandparents, including where there is an international dimension.

Recent examples of how Jane has helped clients include:

  • tracking financial contributions over two decades to successfully defend a claim to an interest in properties relating to a cohabiting couple in a multi-million pound dispute;
  • resolving issues of contact with children abroad, which has involved liaising with lawyers in Cyprus.  Also settling disputes over family property in Bulgaria, France and Spain; and
  • successfully protecting family wealth during a number of divorces, where assets included large car dealerships, through business valuations and divestment of family shares.